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  • Thursday, April 23 - Monday, April 27
    Artists' Expressions
    Artist Donna Blackwell interviews two artists in the same medium but w/different approaches. 7pm. Phone: 845-876-4030. Email: starrdirector@starrlibrary.org. Url: http://starrlibrary.org.

  • Thursday, April 23 - Sunday, April 26
    Lobby Hero
    By award-winning playwright & screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan; directed by Amy Lemon Olson. The moral dilemma of a young security guard in a Manhattan apt. bldg. Thu–Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. Tkts $25. Phone: 845-230-7020. Email: info@tangent-arts.org. Url: http://tangent-arts.org.

  • Saturday, April 25 - Sunday, April 26
    Chamber Music Days
    Performances by Bard College Conservatory of Music students. Sat 11am–5pm and Sun starting 7pm. Phone: 845-758-7196. Email: conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/conservatory/events.

  • Sunday, April 26
    Legally Blonde
    Tchaikovsky musical holiday favorite presented by Hudson Valley Academy of Performing Arts at 6pm. $10/ $5. Tickets also available at satellite sites. Phone: 518-828-4181. Url: http://sunycgcc.edu.

  • Sunday, April 26
    Buglisi Dance Theatre
    Poignant, theatrical repertoire fusing classical sensibility with intuitive creativity. 7:30pm. $30/$10student rush w/ID. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Sunday, April 26
    Brown University Orchestra
    Nordic celebration, w/ Sibelius's Symphony No. 1, Ravel's La valse; Carl Nielsen's Saga-Dream, and Pablo de Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen. 3pm. Free, reservations required. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Sunday, April 26
    Speaking Shakespeare
    As an end to the Center's Shakespeare Festival, Lou Trapani invites friends & fans of Shakespeare to read aloud their favorite Shakespearean scenes or monologues. 3pm. Free, bring your Shakespeare along. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Sunday, April 26
    HV Autism Walk & Expo
    Check web for more info. Phone: 845-331-2626. Email: info@autismwalkhv.org. Url: http://autismwalkhv.org.

  • Sunday, April 26
    "Beyond Ellis Island"
    ND Symphony Orchestra concert w/music by naturalized Americans like Rachmaninnoff Victor Herbert, Rachmaninoff & Robert Starer. W/ soprano Jody Weatherston. 3pm. Phone: 845-635-0877. Email: info@ndsorchestra.org. Url: http://ndsorchestra.org.

  • Wednesday, April 29
    Bard Community Jazz Orchestra
    With special guest violist/composer Gwen Laste; at 8pm. Phone: 845-758-7572. Email: tbarker@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/news/events.

  • Thursday, April 30
    Rummage Sale
    Annual event. Thu 6–8pm; Fri 1–4pm. Sat 9am–noon. Sat is $5 per bag day. Phone: 845-758-1184. Email: office@stjohnsreformed.org. Url: http://stjohnsreformed.org.

  • Thursday, April 30
    Jazz Vocal Concert
    Spring 2015 event in Campus Center Café. 8pm. pamelapentony@gmail.com for info. Url: http://bard.edu/conservatory.

  • Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 3
    Dark Echoes
    A psychological mystery thriller by Gina Leonaggio, directed by Barbara Melzer. Danger, deception, and intrigue. Fri and Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm. $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 3
    Antique Car Show & Swap Meet
    Sat 8am–5pm: Car shows incl. custom hot rods, race cars, compacts & pickups. Sun 8am–5pm: unmodified antique & classic cars up to1990. Swap Meet: Fri noon–5pm, Sat 6am–5pm, Sun 8am–5pm. Phone: 845-876-4001. Email: info@dutchessfair.com. Url: http://dutchessfair.com.

  • Saturday, May 2
    Hudson Valley Garden Fair
    A celebration of gardening in the Hudson Valley featuring local and specialty garden vendors, area garden groups, free demonstrations and lecture from 10am–3pm. Phone: 845-418-3640. Email: info@hvga.org. Url: http://hvgardenfair.com.

  • Saturday, May 2
    Dan Rothstein & Friends
    A night of jazz guitar and more. At 7pm. $12/$10. Phone: 518-828-4181. Url: http://sunycgcc.edu.

  • Saturday, May 2
    Conservatory Orchestra
    Final program of the season: Lutosławski's Concerto for Orchestra, Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto featuring Noemi Sallai ’16, and Elgar's Symphony No. 1. 8pm. $15/$20; free w/Bard ID. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Saturday, May 2
    The Roosevelts Special
    Screening of Daisy Suckley highlights from Ken Burns Roosevelts PBS series & talk by documentary co-author Geoffrey Ward, then lunch at Beekman Arms. Tickets $75. A Wilderstein event. Reservations required. Phone: 845-876-4818. Email: wilderstein@wilderstein.org. Url: http://wilderstein.org.

  • Sunday, May 3
    Terra Firma Dance Theatre
    Upstream performance special w/funding from NY State DanceForce. 7:30pm. $20. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Sunday, May 3
    Guitar Concert
    Composer and guitarist Benjamin Beirs. 3pm. $20. Email: rnraustin@gmail.com. Url: http://MHCGS.blogspot.com.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

Health Quest Medical Practice (HQMP) is a multi-specialty medical group offering  Primary Care in many locations: Boiceville, Carmel, Fishkill, Highland, Hopewell Junction, Hyde Park, Kingston, LaGrangeville, Millbrook, Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck and Woodstock. Specialists within the group include: Behavioral Health, Breast Surgery, Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Geriatrics, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery, OBGYN, Pulmonary Medicine, Surgery, Thoracic Oncology and Urgent Care. Meet our providers before your appointment by visiting our website and find the right doctor for you. Call for scheduling and information.

1-888-525-HQMP (4767)

Kathryn Whitman Architecture specializes in residential design—new construction, renovations and restorations. Combining overall design strength and fine detailing, we offer architectural and interior design services in the Hudson Valley and New York City. Let us collaborate on your vision for your home.

845-640-1636 or 845-640-1636

The Desmond Campus for Adult Enrichment is the noncredit, adult ed division of Mount Saint Mary College and is located in the Town of Newburgh. We offer day and evening classes. The L.I.F.E. Program is for those 55+. Day trips are also offered.

Desmond Campus for Adult Enrichment 6 Albany Post Rd, Newburgh

Through 3/29: Paintings from the Heart, Rouge show, 4/4–4/30: Show to benefit Scenic Hudson w/opening 4/11 (call for time); 5/2–5/30:

Catching the Light, annual student show, opening 5/16, Arts Walk day (call for time).

The Rhinebeck Courtyard 43 E. Market St., Suite 2, Rhinebeck

Garden center, nursery, gift and floral shops, gorgeous indoor greenhouse. Thousands of annuals and perennials from our farm. Also: fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, deli, cheese shop, coffee. Everything fresh & delicious. Family owned since 1919.

1560 Rt. 9W, Kingston

When it's time for a break from the ordinary! Serving breakfast, lunch & grab & go prepared meals. We thrive to provide high quality food & catering with attention to detail & eye appealing presentation. Espresso and cappuccino drinks. See also, under "Caterers."

One E. Market St., Red Hook

4200 sq. ft. multi dealer antique center. Antiques, primitives, vintage. 7 days. Surrounded by other interesting shops.

10 Main St, New Paltz

An architectural firm founded in 1971 with offices in Dutchess County and New York City, providing contemporary, award-winning site-specific residential designs: new houses, additions, renovations and interiors. See our website and/or call for brochure.

116 West 72 St. 16th floor, New York

Social dance instruction. Private lessons by appointment. Group classes in Beginner Social Ballroom and Latin Dance. Next group starting Sunday 3/1/2015: Beginner Ballroom at 6pm & Beginner Latin at 7:30 pm.

7345 S. Broadway, Red Hook
845-876-3303 or 845-471-4362

Got rot? Home improvements & repairs of all types, painting & staining. Historic restoration specialist. Furniture restoration. Serving the Hudson Valley since 1986. Fully insured.


Beadzo offers an inspired, eclectic collection of ethnic, vintage and collectible beads, including select Tibetan, African, Asian and contemporary beads. There is also a unique selection of folk art, jewelry, masks, textiles, scarves and gifts. Class with Carol Cypher every other Thursday eve; mother-daughter Saturday workshops. Parties both in shop and at your home.

60 Broadway, Tivoli

Collaborative, strength-based psychological services. Services offered include family, couples, adolescent, and adult psychotherapy, women’s groups, and clinical supervision. Approved Supervisor, AAMFT.

6402 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck

Confidential, non-judgmental, respectful, objective. Reclaim your space, time and energy, and relieve your stress and worry in times of change. Long or short term projects.


Farm fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, deli, cheese shop, gourmet grocery, delectable baked goods. Garden center, nursery, houseplants. Thousands of annuals and perennials grown on our family farm. Family owned since 1919.

1560 Rt. 9W, Kingston

I travel to your home to provide personalized service for your family pets: food, fresh water, clean cat litter, dog walks, and some love & attention. Kennel Pick-up/Drop-off service. Bonded, insured, references. Serving Rhinebeck and surrounding areas.


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